…Demands slots for FG appointment
By Torobong Ekpo
The leadership and members of Akwa Ibom Renaissance, a socio political group, comprising of about five thousand members spread across the 329 wards in the state have pledged their unalloyed loyalty and support to President Muhammadu Buhari led administration as well as vowed to mobilize and support the political party in forthcoming elections.
In a communique made available to newsmen after an enlarged meeting of the body held in Uyo, the Chairman, Mr. Anthony Bassey and Secretary, Barr. Udeme Ekott commended the Presidency for revamping the country’s ailing economy, anticorruption fight and other social ills in the polity.
The organisation also thanked the President for the appointment of over 28 sons and daughters of Akwa Ibom into various federal boards and paracatals but pleaded that the youths should be considered in subsequent appointment. ” That it appeals and boldly request that the youths in ACTUAL SENSE who laboured for the party should be considered in the coming appointment across board by the APC government. It note that it is these youths that will bear, fight and bail the party out of the coming elections by its support base and strength.
“The Buhari led government has favoured Akwa Ibom State remarkably in the appointment of over 28 Akwa Ibom people into heading and leading Key Federal Government Boards, Agencies and Paracatals not mentioning the NDDC, Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, Cross River Basin Development Authority, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency amongst others. ” That it has declared full support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and appreciates his effort in revamping the Nigerian ailing economy, anti-corruption fight and other social ills in the Nigerian polity” The release reads in part.
The socio political group also appreciated the resigning of the contract between Federal Government and UC-Rusal in respect of ALSCON at Ikot Abasi maintaining that such gesture will drastically reduce unemployment rate in the state.
In another development, Akwa Ibom Renaissance also took solidarity walk in support of President Buhari led administration. Briefing newsmen, the Chairman , Mr. Anthony Bassey, noted that they were comfortable with the leadership of President Buhari led administration specifically commending the Presidency for integrating and inculcating Akwa Ibom natives in his led administration. He also appreciated the members for loyalty and support lavishly bestowed on the present administration and urged them to keep the flag flying.
He however described the group as comprising of youths with branches spread across all the wards in the state. He also revealed that the group has branches in other states of the federation adding that the Abuja and Lagos branches will be inaugurated soon.